About my writing:
"Just a quick note to let you know we think you are terrific! ...We have the utmost regard for you personally and professionally. We are always delighted to give you work because we know it will be done right! Thanks a million."
President, Trade Press Services, Thousand Oaks, CA
"I have turned the work you did on my experience page over to Nathan Lyle (The U.P. Web Maestro) to add to my website. It really is amazing what you did. Dare I say brilliant!!! Yes! I shared it with a few people and they all loved it and wanted to know who was responsible."
Owner, Shepherd Business Coaching, Marquette, MI
"Brad, the article you wrote for Macton Corporation was just published in Exhibit Builder Magazine. We appreciate all your work and the wonderful result!"
P.E., Product Manager, Macton Corporation, Oxford, CT
"I enjoyed your well-written article on night shift nursing. It was a realistic, accurate and fun article to read. It was a "shot in the arm" to a special team. Speaking as a nurse who spent four years on the night shift in Surgical Critical Care: Thanks for the great reporting!"
RN, Trauma Nurse Coordinator, Butterworth Hospital (now Spectrum Health Systems), Grand Rapids, MI
About my cartoons & illustrations:
"We use Brad for any project that needs a keen, humorous edge to it. TV cartoons, funny personalized Christmas cards, cutting edge web-based illustrations and logos. His sense of humor comes out in every project and is sooo easily transferred to the audience. Brad understands that "off the wall" doesn't work unless the audience "gets it." He's a great listener and can find the funny in almost every topic. He also knows what classy means and will not cross the line into the land of tasteless, which can sometimes protect some of us from ourselves. Brad works closely with our producers in asking all of the right questions to ensure the project comes out great. He's been diligent in meeting deadlines and ALWAYS delivers more than promised."
Owner, Bottom Line Marketing, Escanaba, MI
"Brad is very clever, always dependable, and can humorously illustrate the "un-illustratable." It's been great working with him over the years."
Former Art Director, Writer's Digest and The Artist's Magazine, Cincinnati, OH
Here's what The Economics Press's Managing Editor, Phil Hall, said about our collaboration (I conceptualized, co-wrote and illustrated over 100 full-color workplace posters which they published): "Dear Brad: Thanks again for your terrific posters and your cooperation. You're a professional in every sense, and we enjoyed working with you very much. You were always a pleasure to deal with, your work was top quality, and your attention to detail was most appreciated by everyone at The Economics Press. I look forward to working with you again."
"I have tried cartoon material on literally thousands of participants in my workshops, and your drawings consistently get great laughs. Thanks!"
President of Constant Training, Marquette, MI
"Brad's cartoons are intelligent and funny... He also provides a dependable service and is always
easy to reach. The perfect mix of creativity and logic - a rare combo these days!"
Managing Editor, Parkhurst Publications, Montreal, Canada
"Thanks, we get a real laugh out of the Veley cartoons that we select (and smiles and snickers out of many others)... I appreciate your sense of humor!"
Editor, Snohomish County Business Journal, Everett, WA
"Brad, thanks for another fine cartoon for our April issue... We and our readers always enjoy them - pithy, funny and, important for a business magazine, on the money!"
Senior Editor, Business North Carolina Magazine, Charlotte, NC
"Brad's cartoons make people think and laugh... that perfect combination designed to help us cope with the craziness of today's world. They inspire our readers to express feelings of agreement or disagreement, but most of all, to be involved."
Publisher and Editor, Marquette Monthly Magazine